January 20, 2017

Colorado’s Aid-in-Dying Law in Disarray as Big Catholic Health Systems Opt Out

(STAT News) – Nearly one-third of Colorado’s hospitals are refusing to offer terminally ill patients the option of physician-assisted suicide — even though voters last fall overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative legalizing the practice. And two of the state’s biggest … Read More

January 10, 2017

Alberta Nurse Practitioners Authorized to Provide Medical Assistance in Dying

(Edmonton Journal) – Nurse practitioners are registered nurses, with graduate education, who can order and interpret screening and diagnostic tests, perform procedures and prescribe medications and therapeutic interventions. There are 450 nurse practitioners in Alberta. The provincial cabinet approved last … Read More

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